After weeks of haggling over what the latest overhaul of American healthcare coverage should look like, Republican moderates – including President Trump – have essentially given the conservative wing of their own party the finger.
CNN is reporting that conservative House and Senate leaders met with Trump Monday afternoon in a last-ditch effort to craft a bill that actually fulfills Republicans’ election-season promises of fully repealing and replacing Obamacare. Utah Senator Mike Lee was quoted as saying the meeting was “terribly frustrating”.
The plan being promoted by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Trump is to basically repair Obamacare in a three-phase process, an effort which is very likely to be stymied by Democratic filibuster in the Senate. Though Republicans hold a majority with 52 votes, they will still be well short of the 60 required to block filibuster efforts – meaning the multi-phase healthcare overhaul may well wind up looking like a multi-phase subdivision abandoned after the recent housing bust.Read the rest of the story HERE and follow links to related stories below:
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